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CalWatchdog Morning Read – October 24

Clinton aides considered moving CA primary Senate leader asked Obama for help with 2015 enviro measure CA National Guard soldiers must repay enlistment bonuses a decade late The problem with Prop. 61 drug-pricing measure New laws target old problem: workers’

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California Senate leader asked for Obama’s help on climate bill in 2015

Knowing that a major climate-change measure was in trouble, Senate President Pro Tempore Kevin de Leon sought help from the White House in 2015, according to a WikiLeaks email dump on Thursday. A transcript of a voicemail for John Podesta

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Leaked emails show Clinton aides considered moving CA primary election

Prominent Democratic strategists who would eventually get top posts in Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign debated the political strategy of moving the date of California’s primary election, according to hacked emails recently released by WikiLeaks.  In December 2014, prior to Clinton announcing

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CalWatchdog Morning Read – September 30

Brown OKs massive state-run retirement program Bill curbing “policing for profit” becomes law Drones still largely unregulated Definition of party-line votes is changing Gender-neutral bathrooms now the norm Republicans continue to lose Orange County stronghold  Happy Friday! It’s also the

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Gov. Brown OKs state-run retirement plan

Starting around 2018, most workers in California will be automatically enrolled in a private retirement account run by the state. Through a legislative measure, signed into law by Gov. Jerry Brown on Thursday, most workers in the state who don’t have access to an

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CalWatchdog Morning Read – September 2

De Leon panel-packing scheme died handily Loretta Sanchez tries to attract the Right ACLU: Charter schools breaking the law How a PUC accountability measure fell apart from last-second dealings Democrats in Sacramento’s broad liberal agenda Good morning. TGIF and TG for the

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Despite several big environmental wins during last days of session, one big bill got away

Democrats will walk away from the two-year legislative session that ended Thursday morning with a long list of environmental accomplishments — but still one got away.  A bill sponsored by Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de Leon, D-Los Angeles, would

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Assembly approves bill establishing state-run retirement accounts for all

A savings-for-all plan passed the Assembly on Thursday that, if signed into law, will automatically enroll many employees into a state-run individual retirement system. Secure Choice, if implemented, would require employers of five or more people to automatically enroll employees

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Affordable housing deal appears dead for the year

A deal to spur the construction of low-income housing statewide has apparently fallen apart, according to multiple media reports. Speaker Anthony Rendon, D-Paramount, said talks have died for the year, largely because of Gov. Jerry Brown’s insistence to include provisions that would

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CalWatchdog Morning Read – August 18

Overtime for farmworkers bill nearing vote Wave of corruption spreads through L.A. County cities Democratic transpo plan includes gas tax hike of 17 cents per gallon Senate leader pitches plan for cap-and-trade spending Bill would require bartenders and servers class

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